Monthly Archive:: June 2010

P-Noy’s inaugural speech draws varied reactions from environmentalists

Environmental leaders expressed mixed opinions about the inaugural speech of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III (P-Noy) that accentuated his campaign slogan “kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap.” Based on feedback sent via text at the request of

EcoWaste Coalition Volunteers Join Luneta Cleanup Drive

EcoWaste Coalition volunteers encourage the public not to litter at the festive inauguration in Luneta of President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III and Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay. Among those who took part in the anti-littering and cleanup

Litter-Free Inauguration: A Test for Environmental Citizenship

Quezon City. The EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental network promoting clean, healthy and safe environment, today made a last ditch effort to encourage people attending the June 30 inauguration in Luneta of President-elect Benigno S. Aquino III (P-Noy)

“P-Noy, protect us from toxic chemicals”

Yellow-clad members of the EcoWaste Coalition in celebratory mood today staged a “People’s Walk” to welcome the imminent change in government and to press on with their twin advocacy: Zero Waste and Chemical Safety. Some 150 people

EcoWaste Coalition Cautions against Unsafe Disposal of Batteries

Quezon City. “Do not throw spent batteries in the regular trash.” This is the advice of a public interest environmental network campaigning for chemical safety in an effort to discourage consumers from mixing spent batteries, especially miniature

EcoWaste Coalition Urges P-Noy to Put Closure on Two-Year Old Maritime Tragedy

A waste and toxic watchdog has joined the public clamor for the immediate removal of the wretched MV Princess of the Stars that sunk off the coast of Sibuyan Island, Romblon Province two years ago. In solidarity

“Keep P-Noy’s Inauguration Simple and Litter-Free” – EcoWaste Coalition

With the presidential inauguration just around the corner, a waste and pollution watchdog raised a real threat that could turn the propitious event to herald political change literally ugly. The specter of Luneta littered with trash spurred

One step forward for PCB-free Philippines 2014

Dr. Mohamed Eisa of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)-Vienna and Director Atty. Juan Miguel Cuna of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) head the multi-stakeholder team that visited on 17 June the ongoing construction of the

EcoWaste Coalition Urges DepEd to be at the Forefront of Zero Waste Value Formation and Practice

Quezon City. At the outset of the new academic year, an environmental network called on the Department of Education (DepEd) to turn the entire school system into a dynamic hub where young Filipinos can learn about Zero

Mercury Found in Hairs of Treaty Negotiators

A hair monitoring test involving delegates, including a senior Filipino environment official, at an intergovernmental meeting to negotiate for a new mercury control treaty has affirmed mercury contamination in humans. At the UN meeting held in Stockholm,